Daily Israel Report

Israel Complains to UN Chief Over Iranian Terror Campaign

Israel's UN envoy Ron Prosor filed a formal complaint with UN chief Ban Ki-moon over Iran's 'terror campaign' on Israeli diplomats.
By Gabe Kahn.
First Publish: 2/16/2012, 5:56 PM

Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon
Official Photo/UN

Israel on Thursday lodged a complaint with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over a terror campaign Jerusalem says Iran has mounted against the Jewish state.

This week a terror attack seriously wounded the wife of an Israeli diplomat in India, while authorities in Georgia disarmed a bomb on an Israeli diplomatic vehicle, and three Iranian nationals botched a bombing attempt targeting Israeli diplomats in Bangkok

“This campaign bears the unmistakable fingerprints of the Iranian regime and the highest echelons of the Hizbullah leadership," Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ron Proser, said in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

“Their actions constitute a clear threat to security and stability of Lebanon, to the Middle East, and to many countries that have been targeted,”  Prosor wrote.

In each of these instances, the letter said, Iran and Hizbullah have “sought to harm innocent civilians and have flagrantly violated the sovereignty of member states.”

“Iran has long employed international terrorism as a pillar of its foreign policy, often using Hizbullah as a proxy to stage attacks,” the letter said.

In the letter, Prosor chastised the United Nations for failing to immediately condemn this week’s attacks in Bangkok, Delhi, and Tsbili. He also noted terror attacks on Israeli diplomats in Azerbaijan and Bulgaria were also thwarted in recent months.

“Israel expects it to issue a clear condemnation…without any further delay or equivocation. The Council must also address this threat by considering active steps against Iran, Hizbullah and their terrorist infrastructure worldwide."